Earlier this month, Rockstar confirmed the abundant rumors surrounding the remasters of Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, and San Andreas. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, as it’s called, brings the three classic GTA titles into the modern era. The titles have been given a notable visual boost while still maintaining their distinctive design that many of us recall.
Rockstar has provided further details on the areas in which all three games have received special care in their journey to current platforms. Graphical enhancement, control changes, UI modifications, and much more are bundled into the $59.99 price point. Here’s what you can expect later this year, straight from Rockstar themselves.
Bringing the classic worlds of Liberty City, Vice City, and San Andreas to modern platforms, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition debuts new GTAV-inspired modern controls, plus across-the-board visual enhancements such as resolution upgrades and improved visual fidelity across the world, and much more to faithfully tune and improve upon all three games, while also maintaining their distinct original aesthetic.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition introduces wide-ranging modern control upgrades, including improvements to targeting and lock-on aiming, updated Weapon and Radio Station Wheels, updated Mini-Maps with enhanced navigation allowing players to set waypoints to destinations, updated Achievements, Trophies, and more. The Nintendo Switch version also features Switch-specific controls including Gyro aiming, as well as touch screen camera zooming, pans, and menu selections, while the PC version includes support for NVIDIA DLSS and additional new Accomplishments via the Rockstar Games Social Club.
Additional enhancements across all three titles include a completely rebuilt lighting system; improved shadows, weather, and reflections; upgraded character and vehicle models; along with new higher resolution textures across buildings, weapons, roads, interiors, and more. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition also features a range of environmental upgrades including all new foliage, smoother surfaces, and increased draw distances to provide a new level of depth and clarity throughout the world.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will release digitally on November 11th on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Rockstar Games Launcher). Physical retail copies will follow on December 7th. For now, check out the enhanced trilogy in action below.